[ISEA2016] Artist Statement: Sami Kämppi/OiOi Collective — Awakening

Artist Statement

Animation, 2015, 2’13”, ISEA2016 Hong Kong Open Sky Project Honorable Mention

This art piece visualises the amount of known orbiting exoplanets in habitable zone and gives hope that an amazing discovery is just around the corner. First exoplanet was discovered in 1996. At the end of 2015 astronomers have found over 2000 confirmed exoplanets with escalating speed. Over 250 planets were known to be in a habitable zone orbiting around their mother stars. Now we know what to look for and from where. Discovering extraterrestrial life forms would most likely have profound impacts on mankind and change the way in which we view ourselves among the stars and on Earth.

Collaborator : Tuomas Kämppi, Composer

  • Sami Kämppi, Helsinki, Finland, is Co-founder at OiOi. OiOi crafts unique and magical interactive installations using the latest digital technology. oioi.fi